Abdullahi Adamu, Ex-Chairman Northern Senators Forum, is making moves to remove the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the senator representing Ebonyi Central, Obinna Ogba, has alleged.
Mr Ogba (Ebonyi-PDP) on Thursday tendered “pieces of evidence” he claimed were phone conversations between Mr Adamu and some other people on alleged plans to remove Mr Saraki and other members of the Senate leadership.
Coming under Order 43 of the Senate standing order, Mr Ogba urged the Senate to investigate the matter.
“I rise this morning to bring to the notice of the Senate that there is a plan by some people in this Senate, maybe under the leadership of my distinguished colleague, particularly Senator Abdullahi Adamu. Mr. President, you remember in January, distinguished Senator Misau made a comment here that there was a plan to remove the Senate President and in fact the leadership.
“Now, I have reliable information that some people are already planning to destabilise the Senate, including the Senate leadership by organising demonstration of which money is already exchanging hands. I believe that all of us are all leaders in this in this country and everybody who sees something that will destabilise the country or the Senate or even the democracy should avoid it. As we are here if there is any going on, you have the opportunity to raise, not to go outside the chambers to start planning civil resistance; market women to come for a demonstration against the leadership of the Senate.
“Mr. President, I want this Senate to investigate this matter properly, I have evidence to show what I’m saying. There is a telephone conversation going on which any other person can also print it out, between senator Abdullahi Adamu and some other people.
“When senator Misau raised it in January we didn’t take it as anything, I am saying this, we must stand up to look into this.”
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